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New York News
11:15 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Hudson River PCB Dredging To Resume This Week

Workers use excavators with environmental clamshell buckets mounted on flat, anchored platforms to dredge the river. The PCB-contaminated sediment is emptied onto 35-foot-wide, 195-foot-long floating barges.
Credit EPA

Dredging of the upper-Hudson River will resume Wednesday.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson

Credit Courtesy of Riverkeeper

Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to clean up PCB-contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment in Westchester County in a project New York conservation officials estimate will cost more than $250 million.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations.

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New York News
8:03 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

US Gov't Shutdown Won't Stop Dredging

Mark Behan
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

General Electric's dredging of the Hudson River to clean up pollution has continued on pace during the government shutdown:  The Environmental Protection Agency says it has been able to oversee the Superfund project despite furloughs.

Crews under the direction of GE this season have removed 520,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated by PCBs, exceeding the annual goal set by regulators at the EPA.

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New York News
2:21 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

GE Takes National Grid To Court

GE spokesman Mark Behan
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

General Electric has filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking compensation for a share of costs for the $1 billion-plus Superfund cleanup of contaminated sediment from the upper Hudson River.
 
In a federal complaint filed Friday, GE says that in 1973 National Grid's predecessor, Niagara Mohawk, removed an 1880s-era dam downstream of GE plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward that caused more than 1 million cubic yards of tainted mud and contaminated sediment to wash downstream.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 30, 2013

4/30/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Ray Graf and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today's topics include:

  • Dredging
  • NBA player, Jason Collins announcing that he is gay
  • Sexual harassment in jails
Hudson Valley News
1:32 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Government Officials Work Toward a Settlement for a Restoration Plan

Credit ..:::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas:::..

The Hudson River PCB-cleanup project is about halfway through, and both governmental officials as well as environmental advocates provided an update on the Superfund project Wednesday. What has not yet begun is a project to restore the Hudson River’s natural resources, including fish and wildlife, but planning for the restoration is underway.

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New York News
11:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake

New York State environmental officials say dredging and capping pollution in Onondaga Lake will begin this summer.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The work is part of a $451 million project at the Superfund site, where contamination has already been targeted with cleanups at industrial sites and improved wastewater treatment.

Decades of industrial activity poured mercury and other metals along with solvents and PCBs into the lake northwest of Syracuse.

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